Australia batter Rachael Haynes has shocked the world by asserting her speedy retirement from worldwide cricket.
An completed top-order batter who usually got here to the rescue when the Australian aspect was in misery, Haynes retires with greater than 150 video games for her nation.
The 35-year-old finishes having gained two ICC Ladies’s World Cup titles for Australia in 2013 and 2022 and one other two ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cups in 2018 and 2020.
She usually saved her finest for the large event, with the constant left-hander contributing half-centuries for Australia within the last of each 50-over World Cup triumphs.
Haynes paid tribute to her team-mates for serving to her all through her profession.
“Taking part in at this degree isn’t doable with out the assist of many individuals,” Haynes mentioned.
“From golf equipment, states, coaches, household and buddies, I’m so grateful to those that helped me alongside the best way. Particularly, I need to thank my dad and mom Ian and Jenni, and associate Leah for his or her unwavering assist.
“To all of the team-mates throughout my profession, you’re the motive I’ve performed so long as I’ve. You’ve impressed me to be higher daily. I’ve learnt one thing from all of you, on and off the sphere. You’ve challenged me as a participant, helped me develop as an individual and most significantly, made cricket enjoyable.
“One of many nice issues about having an extended profession is watching these round you develop. I’m extraordinarily happy with the best way this workforce has introduced gamers in and nurtured their growth. The power to assist gamers transition easily has been instrumental to our workforce’s success. To be a frontrunner inside this surroundings has been the best privilege of my profession.”